Background: Cognitive dysfunctions, both subjective and detectable at psychometric testing, may follow SARS-CoV-2 infection. However, the ecological-functional relevance of such objective deficits is currently under-investigated. This study thus aimed at investigating the association between objective cognitive measures and both physical and cognitive, ecological-functional outcomes in post-COVID-19. Methods: Forty-two COVID-19-recovered individuals were administered the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) and the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA). The Functional Independence Measure (FIM) was adopted to assess functional-ecological, motor/physical (FIM-Motor) and cognitive (FIM-Cognitive) outcomes at admission (T0) and discharge (T1). Results: When predicting both T0/T1 FIM-total and-Motor scores based on MMSE/MoCA scores, premorbid risk for cognitive decline (RCD) and disease-related features, no model yielded a significant fit. However, the MoCA - but not the MMSE significantly predicted T0/T1 FIM-Cognitive scores. The MoCA was significantly related only to T0/T1 FIM-Cognitive Memory items. Discussion: Cognitive measures are not associated with physical/motor everyday-life outcomes in post-COVID-19 patients. The MoCA may provide an ecological estimate of cognitive functioning in this population.

Ottonello, M., Fiabane, E., Aiello, E., Manera, M., Spada, F., Pistarini, C. (2022). The association between objective cognitive measures and ecological-functional outcomes in COVID-19. FRONTIERS IN PSYCHOLOGY, 13 [10.3389/fpsyg.2022.903697].

The association between objective cognitive measures and ecological-functional outcomes in COVID-19

Aiello, Edoardo Nicolò
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2022

Abstract

Background: Cognitive dysfunctions, both subjective and detectable at psychometric testing, may follow SARS-CoV-2 infection. However, the ecological-functional relevance of such objective deficits is currently under-investigated. This study thus aimed at investigating the association between objective cognitive measures and both physical and cognitive, ecological-functional outcomes in post-COVID-19. Methods: Forty-two COVID-19-recovered individuals were administered the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) and the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA). The Functional Independence Measure (FIM) was adopted to assess functional-ecological, motor/physical (FIM-Motor) and cognitive (FIM-Cognitive) outcomes at admission (T0) and discharge (T1). Results: When predicting both T0/T1 FIM-total and-Motor scores based on MMSE/MoCA scores, premorbid risk for cognitive decline (RCD) and disease-related features, no model yielded a significant fit. However, the MoCA - but not the MMSE significantly predicted T0/T1 FIM-Cognitive scores. The MoCA was significantly related only to T0/T1 FIM-Cognitive Memory items. Discussion: Cognitive measures are not associated with physical/motor everyday-life outcomes in post-COVID-19 patients. The MoCA may provide an ecological estimate of cognitive functioning in this population.
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cognitive screening; COVID-19; ecological validity; functional independence measures; neuropsychology; SARS-CoV-2;
English
2022
Ottonello, M., Fiabane, E., Aiello, E., Manera, M., Spada, F., Pistarini, C. (2022). The association between objective cognitive measures and ecological-functional outcomes in COVID-19. FRONTIERS IN PSYCHOLOGY, 13 [10.3389/fpsyg.2022.903697].
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